The local economy in the 17th century was essentially limited to pottery, wool and linen weaving. Agriculture was practiced only to a small extent and above all as grassland farming. Of importance was the inn mentioned for the first time in 1614, which had ban rights and for which a stately half-timbered building was built in 1631. There also seems to have been hops cultivation in the 17th century and previously viticulture. A mill was first documented in 1464. In 1666, an oil mill was also built, which in 1752 is said to be in ruins. In 1804 a quarry is mentioned in the district.